To every rankings turn turn turn
Written by lupos   
Monday, 26 July 2010 21:15

This has been well covered in the forum but I thought I'd take this ranking time to cover a few things about our now slightly smaller team here at Alteil USA...


First things first Alteil is not going away. Alteil had its best month ever last month. And not by a small margin, we're talking 35% over the previous record. Back in the beginning out parent company Media Blasters was the safety net for this scrappy little underdog of a card game. Now a days MB, like the rest of the anime industry, hasn't been doing so great. Some changes have been made and things are just running smaller and smarter all around. As such we can't lean on them as much as we used to for aid in promotion, hence less cons this year. Also a lot of team Alteil are also still normal MB employees int hat we do plenty of other things. Anna still translated movies/anime, I make sites for other products, Logress manages a whole mess of things and DWildStar was actually a video guy who just happened to like Alteil a lot and ended up helping us out. So GGG is still here making banners and avatars. I'm still here handling tech support and new features, it's just slower without Edgar here to assist. 

One thing about programming is it really isn't the sort of thing that's good to do in short bursts. Especially if your working on something particularly complex. It takes a while to re-figure out where you are on a particular issue so it's good to just sit and go at it for a good 3-4 hours a clip. Constantly having to update banners and answer emails and anything else aroudn ehre just slows me down sadly. We are considering some other ways of picking up the slack so to speak but change doesn't come easy. 

At any rate, all is relatively well. I'd love more help and I do miss having more friend around but Alteil as a whole is still in fine shape. Most people really don't like change but it's an unavoidable part of life. As with all things what matters is how you deal with it. We fully intend to make things even better around here in the not to distant future.

 As always anyone who has fought in the arena and gotten all sentimental and dropped some  inspirational platitudes receives at least 10 gran. Listed below are your top 5 Iczers, top 3 Guilds, Guild who leveled up and Guilds that have become official.


  1. Whire3
  2. lalaandy
  3. Garyfox
  4. Demongod
  5. Pluu


  1. Taiwan Boxers
  2. ~Mortem Masters~
  3. Order of the Black Knights


  1. Perpetual Motion Squad
  2. Elementum
  3. Fenris
  4. Rebelionz
  5. Tie Me / Draw
  6. Tropa de Elite
  7. The Demon's Eye
  8. Apex
  9. Oakenshield

  1. None